tainted


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taint 1

 (tānt)
tr.v. taint·ed, taint·ing, taints
1. To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible: a reputation that was tainted by allegations of illegal activity.
2.
a. To expose to an infectious agent, toxin, or undesirable substance: drinking water that is tainted with parasites; toothpaste that is tainted with toxic metals.
b. To subject to decay or putrefaction: would not eat the meat for fear that it was tainted. See Synonyms at contaminate.
n.
1. An undesirable or corrupting influence or association: wanted to avoid the taint of an accounting scandal. See Synonyms at stain.
2. An undesirable quality; a defect or shortcoming: "I confess to a taint of exhibitionism" (F. Scott Fitzgerald).

[Partly from obsolete taynt, to color, dye (from Anglo-Norman teint, from past participle of teindre, from Latin tingere), and partly from Middle English tainten, to convict (short for atteinten, from Old French ataint, past participle of ataindre, to attain, touch upon; see attain).]

taint′less adj.
taint′less·ly adv.

taint 2

 (tānt)
n. Vulgar Slang
The perineum.

[From such phrases as 'tain't asshole and 'tain't pussy and 'tain't asshole and 'tain't balls.]

tainted

(ˈteɪntɪd)
adj
contaminated or infectedtarnished
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tainted - touched by rot or decay; "tainted bacon"; "`corrupt' is archaic"
stale - lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age; "stale bread"; "the beer was stale"
Translations
فاسِد، مُنْتِن
nakaženýzkažený
fordærvet
fertõzött
spilltur
nakazený
bozulmuşlekelenmiş

tainted

[ˈteɪntɪd] ADJ
1. (= contaminated) [food, air, blood, medicine] → contaminado
her breath was tainted with alcoholsu aliento estaba corrompido por el alcohol
2. (= tarnished) [reputation] → mancillado
the issue is tainted with racismel tema está contaminado de racismo

tainted

[ˈteɪntɪd] adj
(= contaminated) [food] → avarié(e); [water, air] → pollué(e); [blood] → contaminé(e)
(= tarnished) [reputation] → entaché(e); [money] → sale
tainted with → entaché(e) de
The report was tainted with racism → Le rapport était entaché de racisme.

tainted

adj
(fig) moneyunsauber; evidenceunsauber, manipuliert; reputationbeschmutzt; not tainted by prejudicevon Vorurteilen unbelastet; to be tainted with somethingmit etw belastet or behaftet sein; to become tainted with racismden Ruch des Rassismus erhalten
(= contaminated) foodverdorben; bloodinfiziert; airverpestet, verunreinigt; to become tainted (food) → schlecht werden, verderben

tainted

[ˈteɪntɪd] adj (food) → avariato/a, guasto/a, andato/a a male; (water, air) → contaminato/a (fig) (system) → inquinato/a; (reputation) → infangato/a

taint

(teint) verb
1. to spoil (something) by touching it or bringing it into contact with something bad or rotten. The meat has been tainted.
2. to affect (someone or something) with something evil or immoral; to corrupt. He has been tainted by his contact with criminals.
noun
a mark or trace of something bad, rotten or evil. the taint of decay.
ˈtainted adjective
spoiled or corrupted. tainted food; The nation is tainted with evil and corruption.

tainted

adj contaminado
References in classic literature ?
And mine own hatred have I even hated, because it tainted thee!
Rather will I sit in a tub under a closed heaven, rather will I sit in the abyss without heaven, than see thee, thou luminous heaven, tainted with passing clouds!
Clean or tainted, hot or stale, Hold it as it were the Trail, Through the day and through the night, Questing neither left nor right.
These must be chiefly, if not wholly, effects of the unsteadiness and injustice with which a factious spirit has tainted our public administrations.
On the twelfth day my throat was so painful that, taking the chance of alarming the Martians, I attacked the creaking rain-water pump that stood by the sink, and got a couple of glassfuls of blackened and tainted rain water.
With such a smile then, and with a voice sweet as the evening breeze of Boreas in the pleasant month of November, Mrs Bridget gently reproved the curiosity of Mrs Deborah; a vice with which it seems the latter was too much tainted, and which the former inveighed against with great bitterness, adding, "That, among all her faults, she thanked Heaven her enemies could not accuse her of prying into the affairs of other people.
The contamination of her crime spread out, tainted the universe, tainted himself; woke up all the dormant infamies of the world; caused a ghastly kind of clairvoyance in which he could see the towns and fields of the earth, its sacred places, its temples and its houses, peopled by monsters--by monsters of duplicity, lust, and murder.
This is now a tainted place, and I well know the taint of it clings to me.
So much of what had happened in that dreadful time as could be kept from the knowledge of Lucie was so well concealed from her, that not until long afterwards, when France and she were far apart, did she know that eleven hundred defenceless prisoners of both sexes and all ages had been killed by the populace; that four days and nights had been darkened by this deed of horror; and that the air around her had been tainted by the slain.
The action was taken on public complaints that some elements were producing tainted milk in Haripur city.
FAISALABAD -- As many as 10 persons of a family were hospitalised after they took tainted yogurt in the area of Rodala police station.
This same crime lab has been the subject of multiple internal affairs investigations after an analyst used tainted drug evidence in several cases.